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The race for drug companies to develop the next generation of opioid-free pain medications

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

With the opioid epidemic showing no signs of ceasing, drug manufacturers are working to get the next generation of safe painkillers on the market. Analysts estimate that the US spends $4 billion annually on opioids for pain relief. While many people who experience pain have reason to be on opioid medications at some point, health care industry and public health stakeholders are searching for alternative solutions to alleviate pain,

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Can health care break the cycle of cyber attacks?

by Harry Greenspun, MD, Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

“We will not negotiate with terrorists.”

Growing up in Washington, DC, I had friends and classmates from all over the world, many the children of ambassadors. As a result, international conflicts often felt quite personal, so, even at a young age, I took a keen interest.

On October 28, 1980, just prior to Election Day,

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Offshore support for IT systems: How safe is your sensitive health data?

by Srinivas Sreepada & Ayan Chatterjee, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Health care organizations can learn from other industries and support IT systems using offshore resources to reduce costs, while maintaining security. An onshore-offshore Application Management Services (AMS) model can support and enhance IT applications while reducing costs.1 The value of offshore AMS is reflected not only in potential cost savings, but in also the ability to rapidly flex up or down in a high quality manner as business demand fluctuates.

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